441: Todd Becker On Getting Stronger By Adding Stress


Scientist and blogger Todd Becker is our guest on today’s episode of The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore!

Todd Becker is the blogger behind the “Getting Stronger” blog, where he is a proponent of using the effects of Hormesis and stress to improve health and strength. What is hormesis? Listen in for the full explanation, but here’s a quote from Todd’s site:

Hormesis is a biological phenomenon whereby a beneficial effect (improved health, stress tolerance, growth or longevity) results from exposure to low doses of an agent that is otherwise toxic or lethal when given at higher doses.

Sounds a bit like homeopathy? Well, actually it’s not. Plus, according to Todd it is an accepted scientific principle, unlike homeopathy which generally is not. Listen in for all the details and why you just may need MORE stress rather than less!

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Todd Becker bio
“Getting Stronger” blog
Hormesis/Hormetism explained
Todd’s philosophy on diet